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Christchurch Gondola

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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Riding the Gondola

Took a trip up the Christchurch hills in the gondola on a windy, wet day but still had fun. Thought it would be something to do out of the rain but forgot about the wind until we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
marie_rankin21
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Took a trip up the Christchurch hills in the gondola on a windy, wet day but still had fun. Thought it would be something to do out of the rain but forgot about the wind until we neared the cafe at the top!! The mists cleared for a while to give a glimpse of what stunning views there would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, loved this gondola, views of the bay and a lovely restaurant . Lunch was good and you could go for a walk around the deck or outside to take a photo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this gondola ride, as I'm afraid of hieighrs, I did just to see how I would handle this one so I can go on the Queenstown one.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we are glad you overcame your fear of heights and we hope you had a great time :-) Enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday. Tasha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent experience which enables you to take in the geography of the area surrounding Christchurch. Quite a steep climb and at the summit you are able to view 360 degrees including the ocean, harbour and town. The summit cafe is great for some warmth, coffee and a snack and the external walkway is great for those unforgettable... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time out to enjoy our Gondola experience :) Tasha More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The views are breathtaking, you can see the City as well as Littleton. You can have Lunch where the restaurant offers a large selection of delicious food. Make sure you go on a crystal clear day to get the best from the experience. The Gondola has windows and seating, its great for the kids and a wonderful place to visit.... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope we will see you again in the near future :) Tasha More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Christchurch Gondola as really worth a visit! If you have average fitness I highly recommend you walk up the "Bridle Path' which runs along side the Gondola and take approximately 1 hr. you will need tramping boot or excellent tread on your walking shoes as there are many loose rocks. A camera is a MUST!!!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the fantastic views and exploring the surrounding walkways :) Tasha More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The gondola ride offers amazing views across Christchurch and the higher you get, the more you see. At the top, you get 360 degree views across the city, Lyttelton Harbour and Banks Peninsular. It is a beautiful part of New Zealand and you can see for miles. Fantastic views. There's a souvenir shop, cafe and restaurant at the top station.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed our stunning views of Christchurch :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My partner and I ventured to the Christchurch gondola whilst we were visiting in Christchurch recently and we did not regret it. The service was great and the views spectacular. We wished we had realized the combo deals that they offered once back in town however as it would have been helpful for other activities we wanted to do.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fantastic side trip on a clear and cool day! The restaurant and gift shop offered a large selection but the Obeservation deck offered spectacular views of Christchurch and the Ocean and harbor!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed our spectacular 360 degree views! :) Tasha More 

Newport, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On a nice weather day, the gondola is a perfect thing to do for the views of Christchurch and the bays down below. Really puts the geography of the land and the layout of the city into perspective. Probably not worth much on a rainy day - it's all about the views!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us recently and sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed fantastic 360 degree views of Christchurch City and Lyttelton Harbour. Tasha More 

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Address: Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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